LPD: Woman charged with fraud after having car set on fire


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A car fire in Lexington leads to the arrest of a woman, who police say planned the fire to collect insurance money.

According to an arrest citation, the car belonging to 60-year-old Diane Jones was found on fire on Man o” War Boulevard on May 25.

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Police say two men were seen leaving the scene in a white van.

Officers pulled over the van and say they found Harry Holiman and Mark Jones, Diane Jones’ son and grandson, suffering from burn-related injuries.

According to court documents, Holiman had “significant burn injuries to both lower legs,” and Jones’ eyelashes, facial hair and arm hair were singed.

Documents go on to say police also found a dashboard camera inside the van that showed Diana Jones “was aware and conspired with Harry and Mark on burning her vehicle.”

Jones filed an insurance claim with Geico following the car fire, according to police.

Jones was arrested in Arapahoe County, Colorado and was extradited to Lexington.

She is charged with arson and burning personal property to defraud insurer.